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Train songs

Postby Tchocolatl » Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:52 pm

I have a thing for train songs. A lately acquired taste (not an acquired taste).

Point the ear to that train lover Erik West-Millette's album : West Trainz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKE7lKDKu1Y
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Re: Train songs

Postby cohenadmirer » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:38 pm

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Re: Train songs

Postby Cate » Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:18 pm

Tchocolatl wrote:I have a thing for train songs. A lately acquired taste (not an acquired taste).

Point the ear to that train lover Erik West-Millette's album : West Trainz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKE7lKDKu1Y
Thanks for the intro T - I wish that I was going to the Montreal Jazz festival this year, I'd love to hear this live. I found a link to the West Trainz album and so far have liked everything I've clicked
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Re: Train songs

Postby Kush » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:51 am

Merle Haggard wrote a lot of train songs ... here is one of my favorites

The Coming and Going of the Trains
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMJph3hlPb8
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Re: Train songs

Postby cohenadmirer » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:42 pm

Leonard's work resonates
Brighton 1979; Dublin , Manchester june 2008; glasgow, manchester Nov 2008; Liverpool july 2009 ; Barcelona Sept 2009 ;marseille, lille september2010: Ghent August 2012;Barcelona October 2012;Montreal x2 November 2012: 2013; Saint John NB April 2013; Brussels June 2013;Manchester August 2013; Leeds , Birmingham September 2013; Amsterdam September 2013
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Re: Train songs

Postby Tony » Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:23 pm

Another train song.


'Doesn't Anybody Know My Name?'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXXw4gtKPF0
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Re: Train songs

Postby Karren B » Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:56 pm

One of my favourite train songs...

Morningtown Ride...The Seekers...1968

https://youtu.be/6YP7GCXqdqU?list=PL8EAA4A00EA7EA890
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Re: Train songs

Postby merton » Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:57 pm

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Southern Pacific

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBG6Yi_q8Lw


Guy Clark - Desperados Waiting For A Train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFb1lGMvS3I
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Re: Train songs

Postby B4real » Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:28 pm

Here are some train songs that I already have - didn't realize I had so many and I have a few more as well!
There is much variation in feeling and musical rhythm among them. Actually, the first one is a poem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLZEMRmSAI8
Stations And Trains ~ Rod McKuen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHRHuiDBaUU
Midnight Train To Georgia ~ Neil Diamond cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3y_WDOgbI
Downbound Train ~ Bruce Springsteen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNOLceZIgXc
Train Leaves Here This Morning ~ The Eagles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_eE0NPArEY
Mystery Train ~ Elvis Presley

......and for those who are hooked on train songs, check out this link ....it has about 1000 of them :)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_train_songs
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Re: Train songs

Postby Cate » Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:17 pm

Happiness is like learning the violin, the more you practice it the more it comes to you ~~ Me
I love that!

a very Canadian one
Gordon Lightfoot's Canadian Railroad Trilogy
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Re: Train songs

Postby B4real » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:31 pm

Thanks Cate! I put those words together when I was so pleased to begin studying the violin. I try to practice both it and happiness each and every day :)

Here’s some more train songs lurking in my media player. It has truly surprised me that I have so many! But then I do have a very eclectic range of songs from classical to rock! Train songs seem to be about hellos and goodbyes and all the destination life-stops in-between on the journey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwB2A9HHaCU
500 miles ~ Peter, Paul & Mary
(I also have this on an old vinyl LP)
This song is credited to Hedy West and is also called "Railroader's Lament"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExMGEuvl9R8
Casey’s Last Ride ~ Kris Kristofferson
Season 1 True Detective
(I have John Denver’s cover version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcRsxsjUUAY
Downtown Train ~ Bob Seger's cover of a Tom Waits song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z9wd9bS1FM
Homeward Bound ~ Simon & Garfunkel
(Paul Simon wrote this on Widnes train station, England)

@ Tchocolatl, thanks for starting this thread!
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Re: Train songs

Postby Kush » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:07 am

yes nice thread Tchoc....

Boxcars by Butch Hancock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c150fjzCeXk


Texas 1947 by Guy Clark
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmvyyx2uvx8

The Santa Fe at Midnight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbt1a7dR9pE

...and that's all I got.
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Re: Train songs

Postby Zimmy66 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:56 pm

Can't forget Bob:

https://youtu.be/bXXzTa5XjhQ

Slow Train Coming. Dylan & The Dead
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Re: Train songs

Postby merton » Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:42 pm

Hi,

Just a few more to add courtesy of a brilliant collection of train songs and poems called Train Songs - Poetry of the Railway.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/372/dp/0571217761

Thrilled to take this off the shelf once again.

Train Song Tom Waits
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0T5Pn4yVb0


midnight special odetta
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jGSiaDj_fw

love in vain blues - Robert Johnson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BkPm8JIJJQ
B4real wrote:Thanks Cate! I put those words together when I was so pleased to begin studying the violin. I try to practice both it and happiness each and every day
Are we reaching a certain age and transition? I'm learning cello at present :)

All the best,
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Re: Train songs

Postby Wybe » Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:33 am

Shocking Blue - Never Marry A Railroad Man - 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amFm3Ihosig
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